Mommy Mode

I nibble and tease,
search for the switch that flips her
from the kids’ to mine.

Maybe backgammon
the way she likes to play it –
no one tries to win.

I could do dishes
while she lingers in the tub –
candles, steam, whiskey.

How about hearing,
eye contact and some nodding,
asking for details.

There’s always hugging
just for the holding her close –
just for the holding her close.

Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and currently serves on the school’s Poetry Advisory Committee. He is the author of a poetry chapbook entitled The Allness of Everything (Maverick Duck Press). He also assists the literary journal Off the Coast as a member of its editorial team.

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